Places of Worship

Palayam Juma Masjid

Palayam Juma Masjid

Palayam Juma Masjid

The history of the Palayam Juma Masjid dates back to 1813 AD when it was first constructed as a small mosque

Every destination will have that one place of worship that members of a community will consider as their principal choice. There will be a special about place of worship that will make people believe in its divinity. For the Muslim community in Thiruvananthapuram, that place is the Palayam Juma Masjid. Also known as Masjid-i Jah?n-Num?, meaning the 'World-reflecting mosque, the Palayam Juma Masjid is the principal mosque in the city. The mosque is a Juma Masjid, which stands for a congregational mosque.

The history of the Palayam Juma Masjid dates back to 1813 AD when it was first constructed as a small mosque. Over the course of years, additions were done and renovations were made, keeping the mosque relevant through the changing times. The mosque in its present-day structure was renovated in the 1960s and was inaugurated in 1967 by the then President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain. There is a small church and a temple very near to the mosque, symbolizing the religious harmony that is a benchmark of Kerala’s social structure. The Mosque is located in Palayam, right in the heart of the city and is visited by devotees from far and wide.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Thampanoor Bus Stand, about 1.7 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station, about 2 km
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By Air
By Air
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 4.8 km
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+91 471 247 5924

All Days: Open 24 hours



+91 471 247 5924

All Days: Open 24 hours


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